Former Oregon State forward Eric Moreland signs 3-year contract
Former Oregon State forward Eric Moreland signed a three-year contract with the Sacramento Kings last week following an impressive showing at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League.
Moreland went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft before signing with Kings' summer league team. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 3.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and a team-high 2.7 blocks in 19.2 minutes per game in six games off the bench. Moreland led all players in Las Vegas with 16 blocks and averaged more blocks than any player who played more than four games.
"It has been a goal of mine since I started playing basketball to play in the NBA," Moreland told Oregon State Athletics. "I'm so grateful to the Sacramento Kings organization and all of their outstanding fans for giving me this opportunity. I will not let up and continue to work hard to help this team win. I won't get complacent and this is only the beginning."
Moreland is Oregon State's all-time leader in blocked shots (184) and average blocked shots (2.07), and fifth all-time in rebounds (762) and sixth in rebounding average (8.6).
He was selected Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention twice and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week during his sophomore season. He holds the Oregon State single-season records for blocked shots (73) and blocked shots average (2.52).
"I know people questioned my decision to forgo my senior year at Oregon State, but I did my time in college, earned my degree and felt I was ready to take the next step in my basketball career. I have no regrets. Oregon State treated me great while I was there, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my life with the Sacramento Kings."
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